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The Boys of Summer

Signing Autographs

Yesterday, the family & I did our usual Sunday thing.

In the morning the three of us went to church & then my son & I went to see a baseball game. This week it was the Jupiter Hammerheads vs the Daytona Cubs (It’s Minor League baseball). It was a great day for both of us.

Not only did we have some great father/son moments, but my son won a baseball & a baseball bat at the game. He was so excited!!

Even better he got his bat autographed by 9 Hammerhead players! Here he is, getting his new bat signed by a couple of players.

I love Roger Dean Stadium! It is a small field and it feels old-time & personable. Even the town of Jupiter has that old-time quiet hometown feel. The players shake hands with the kids and it’s just about having fun.

In the past I’ve been to Major League games where the Marlins are out of reach. They charge for autographs and the players even get arrogant about what they will not sign. These are kids who look up to these guys as heroes – come on! is this what we want our heroes to act like? They have forgotten the ‘game’ of baseball vs the ‘business’ of it.

Anyway off my soapbox!

Breaking the Bat!

These guys of the Minor League are one-on-one with the kids. I love that!

I especially love how close we can get to the playing field! I enjoy taking tons of pictures & trying to catch them in action.

Here’s one I’m proud of. Not only did I catch the very moment where he hits the ball – BUT – I got the swing at the very second the bat is breaking! Awesome Luck!! If you zoom in, you could see the bat as it’s cracking!

This is what I love about life. It feels good to be a part of moments like this – they only come around once. It feels even better to know that in a world that is constantly at war, we can still find good ‘ol American Baseball – gotta love it!!!

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